Hydn Vales

Hydn Vales

Hydn Vales completed his MBA degree part-time, graduating in 2017

Even though he completed his degree part time, Hydn Vales, MBA ’17, says it felt like a full-time commitment.

That’s because he worked full time and took two classes every semester, along with a couple of summer classes. His demanding position as director of financial reporting at Eaton Vance had him ensuring that the asset management company released its filings in accordance with SEC guidelines.

The key to making it all work? Communication.

“It can be a challenge trying to juggle both worlds,” Vales says. “The biggest thing is you have to be honest with your boss and your co-workers. You have to show them that you can manage the process and be honest about it.”

Many students use the MBA as a springboard to a new company. But Vales decided to stay at Eaton Vance once he’d completed his degree. It even led to a promotion.